Long haul train and coach services within Queensland will be temporarily reduced as part of wider efforts to contain COVID-19.
Rail services on the Spirit of the Outback (Brisbane to Longreach), Westlander (Brisbane to Charleville) and Inlander (Townsville to Mount Isa) services will be suspended from March 30.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said rural and regional communities would continue to have access to transport for essential travel under the changes.
"Right now, people should not be travelling on coaches or trains across Queensland unless they have an essential reason to, like getting to work or to a medical appointment," Mr Bailey said.
"People will still have access to long distance passenger services for essential reasons on all key corridors, but the frequency of those services will be reduced, and we'll manage passenger numbers on board to separate passengers from each other."
XPT trains between Sydney and Brisbane operated by NSW Trains are terminating in Casino and will not enter Queensland.
North Coast Line (Brisbane to Cairns) passenger rail services will be reduced by about 50 per cent.
The Savannahlander, Gulflander and Kuranda Scenic Railway services will also be suspended.
Long distance coach services will be reduced, and will replace rail services in areas where rail services have been suspended.
"Every Queenslander should avoid long distance travel unless they absolutely have to for essential purposes," Mr Bailey said.
"If you do need to get these services for essential travel within Queensland but are feeling sick, please do not travel and ensure you seek medical treatment and self-isolate if required."
These changes will come into effect from Monday, March 30, except for Kuranda Scenic Railway services which will take effect from Friday, March 27.
Coach services on the Brisbane-Charleville, Rockhampton-Longreach and Townsville-Mount Isa corridors will service the same towns by the suspended the rail services, making an additional stop if required at the rail station.
Bus Queensland's Brisbane - Mount Isa will continue to run seven days a week but its Mount Isa - Townsville service will reduce from three return trips a week to two.
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